Etymology of the barn

2022-12-22T00:05:47-05:00November 29th, 2016|History|

The word barn traces back to the Olde English word bereaern. That word derived from the words bere, meaning barley, and aern meaning house. Barns were originally places to store barley, or barley houses. Of course barns of medieval times had more uses that storing barley, especially for the peasants but barley was their most [...]